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Tornado warning extended until 1 p.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A



* TORNADO WARNING FOR...

HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...

THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BILOXI...

SOUTHWESTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...ST. MARTIN...OCEAN SPRINGS...



* UNTIL 100 PM CDT



* AT 1157 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A

TROPICAL BAND OF THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO

EXTENDING FROM SAUCIER THROUGH OCEAN SPRINGS TO ABOUT 20 MILES

SOUTH OF PASCAGOULA...MOVING NORTHWEST AT 53 MPH.



HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW! IF YOU WAIT

TO SEE OR HEAR IT COMING...IT MAY BE TOO LATE TO GET TO A SAFE PLACE.



THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER

PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE

BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE

BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM

WINDOWS.



IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A

SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE

NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.



A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CDT MONDAY AFTERNOON

FOR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.

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